Australian Open Primer: Draw Timing, Prize Money & More
Defending champion Rafael Nadal returns to the Australian Open as its top seed as he bids for a record-extending 23rd Grand Slam men's singles title. But nine-time champion Novak Djokovic is hot on his heels and will hope to draw level with Nadal on 22 major crowns. The Serbian is preparing for his first competitive action at Melbourne Park since winning the 2021 title.
While world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz will miss out with a right-leg injury, Daniil Medvedev carries unfinished business into the year's first Grand Slam after being turned back in each of the past two finals. Casper Ruud is slated to be the No. 2 seed as he targets his third final in four majors, with two-time semi-finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas just behind him as the No. 3 seed.
Nadal, Ruud, Tsitsipas and Djokovic all have an opportunity to leave Melbourne atop the Pepperstone ATP Rankings.
Here's all you need to know about the Australian Open: when is the draw, what is the schedule, where to watch, who has won, how to buy tickets and more.
Tournament Dates: 16-29 January 2023
Tournament Director: Craig Tiley
Draw Ceremony: Thursday, 12 January 3pm local (5am CET)
* Qualifying: Monday, 9 January - Thursday, 12 January
* Main Draw: Daily play begins at 11:00am from Monday 16 January
* Doubles Final: Saturday, 28 January
* Singles Final: Sunday, 29 January at 7:30 p.m.
How To Watch
Venue: Melbourne Park
Prize Money: AUD $34,848,000
2023 Australian Open Singles Prize Money (Men & Women)
2023 Australian Open Doubles Prize Money (Men & Women per team)
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Honour Roll (Open Era)
Most Titles, Singles: Novak Djokovic (9)
Most Titles, Doubles: Bob Bryan & Mike Bryan (6)
Oldest Champion: Ken Rosewall, 37, in 1972
Youngest Champion: Mats Wilander, 19, in 1983
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 212 Mark Edmondson in1976
Most Match Wins: Roger Federer (102)